SM Pro Audio presented their latest product – The Nano Patch Plus, a passive volume controller.
The Nano Patch Plus really comes into its own when connected between your computer audio interface/sound card master outputs and a pair of active (powered) monitor speakers. One of the benefits of passive volume attenuation is that you no longer have to control volumes with your software’s master volume fader. Reducing levels from your software only reduces the audio bit depth. It is much more appropriate to keep your software masters at unity and attenuate the audio to your active monitors with a passive controller like the Nano Patch Plus. This way you can maintain maximum audio resolution and attenuate your monitoring volume with the confidence that the sonic integrity of your audio is not compromised.
No active circuitry, buffers, transistors, batteries, or power supply of any kind can interfere with the main passive output of the Nano Patch Plus. It simply delivers attenuated signal. Pure, simple transparent.
The Nano Patch Plus‘s rotary control (the same pot as used in our M-Patch 2) allows precise level adjustments within 1dB from 0 to -40dB. In addition, the Nano Patch Plus features completely balanced operation with its combo XLR/TRS input jacks, TRS outputs or unbalanced mini jack I/O.
Super compact 2 channel analog passive volume control
Rotary volume attenuation control
Completely transparent operation
No power required
2 x combo inputs (balanced and unbalanced)
2 x TRS outputs (balanced and unbalanced)
1 x Mini jack I/O
Available in black and silver
The Nano Patch Plus is available for $54.
More information about this product: SM Pro Audio